The perfect weekend.Posted: April 9, 2012
We had the most glorious weekend of sun, sun and more sun. This was the first weekend this year of barefoot weather, sun dresses, eating al fresco, mowing the grass and being outside all day… for two whole days!
We worked most of the weekend on the top bar hives for the bees that are coming soon. I had a lot of help from everyone in the family and we couldn’t have gotten nearly so far without them. We are nearly ready to put the screens on the bottom and then make the entrance holes. Hopefully, I’ll get some pictures of the hives taken today.
I found a fabulous video showing exactly how a top bar hive works and what they look like.
I didn’t feel like I had time to install windows into my hives (my bees could be here as early as next weekend), so I’m going to have to make do without. Perhaps the next set of hives that I make will have them.
While out in the yurt, I found a bag of beeswax chips that I had purchased a few years ago. I need a brick of beeswax to finish up the hives so the chips got melted down and poured into a soap mold. I had nearly five pounds of organic wax just lying around. I’m sure it’s more than I need.
It’s amazing when you have exactly what you need to finish a project on hand. I’m pretty sure that’s just the universe letting me know, like always, that things are on the right path and that I should be happy.